D-SNAP second phase opening for Orange and Flagler county residents affected by Hurricane Ian

Also will open for Highlands, Manatee, Pinellas and St. Johns counties


ORLANDO, Fla. – The Department of Children and Families announced on Sunday that the second phase of the Disaster Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, or D-SNAP, will open on Monday, Oct. 17 for Orange, Flagler, Highlands, Manatee, Pinellas, and St. Johns counties.

D-SNAP will provide food assistance to families and individuals affected by Hurricane Ian who are not already receiving food assistance benefits through the Supplemental Nutrition Program (SNAP), according to DCF.

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“The first week of D-SNAP has been highly successful with nearly 100,000 pre-registrations,” said Secretary Shevaun Harris. “I encourage everyone to take advantage of the virtual/telephonic option so that we can provide you with the quickest service possible. The process is simple, saves times, and avoids applicants from having to attend an in-person D-SNAP event. Our team at the Department remains committed to providing Floridians with support they need following Hurricane Ian.”

The D-SNAP program is being implemented in phases and by county and pre-registration is required.

To qualify for D-SNAP benefits:

  • Applicants must NOT be receiving regular SNAP benefits
  • Applicants must have been living or working in a disaster-declared county at the time of Hurricane Ian
  • Applicants must have suffered a disaster-related lost such as: Damage to their home(s) or self-employment property Loss of food Reduction or loss of income Other disaster-related expenses
  • Applicants must meet financial eligibility requirements

Phase three begins Monday, Oct. 27 and includes Lake, Osceola, Seminole, and Volusia, Putnam, and Hillsborough counties.

To view the D-SNAP schedule by county and details on how to apply, visit MyFLFamilies.com/DSNAP.

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